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Case
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Reference no. 9-105-047
Authors: David F Hawkins
Published by: Harvard Business Publishing
Originally published in: 2005
Version: 29 March 2005
Length: 39 pages
Data source: Published sources

Abstract

Financial analysis is one way to detect WorldCom's fraudulent accounting. This case presents two perspectives of WorldCom: the company as viewed by security analysts and the inside view of the accounting fraud. Also looks at the company's acquisition accounting to assess potential for abuse. Teaching Purpose: To assess the probability of accounting risk.
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Industry:
Size:
75,000 employees, USD37 billion revenues
Other setting(s):
2002

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Abstract

Financial analysis is one way to detect WorldCom's fraudulent accounting. This case presents two perspectives of WorldCom: the company as viewed by security analysts and the inside view of the accounting fraud. Also looks at the company's acquisition accounting to assess potential for abuse. Teaching Purpose: To assess the probability of accounting risk.

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Location:
Industry:
Size:
75,000 employees, USD37 billion revenues
Other setting(s):
2002

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